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Can you tell whether a coral is an animal or a plant? What sorts of plants and animals live in the reefs which they form? Kiki is a baby green sea turtle which has just hatched on the beach and scrambles off into the ocean where she eventually winds up living in a coral reef. Corals are little animals whose bodies build rock-like skeletons which form coral reefs. Coral reefs are found all over the world in tropical waters. Kiki sees all kinds of life in the reef, including the different forms of coral, clownfish, anemones, tangs, wrasses, groupers, barracudas, tiger sharks, seahorses, seagrass, parrotfish, octopi, and even a human diver. Then one day, Kiki feels different inside and knows that it’s time to go somewhere. Can you guess where she has to go? Will she make it? Carol Malnor’s lovely, underwater story with its accurate, true-to-life text and Trina L. Hunner’s illustrations with their lush, bright watercolors combine to introduce children to the amazing habitat of the coral reef. The added features in the back include further information about sea turtles, coral, and the other creatures of the reef, plus Carol’s Teaching Treasures with ideas for use in the classroom or home and a bonus that tells about the other creatures seen in the drawings but not discussed in the text (snails, crabs, shrimp, seaworms, etc.). With the popularity of the Disney-Pixar film Finding Nemo, Kiki’s Reef is a great nature study for kids.